The first table below looks at the demand for SMTP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMTP over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 485 429 456
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +27
Contract jobs citing SMTP 108 141 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.28% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.44% 2.02% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 78 65
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £236 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 10
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year
- -56.11%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7508 6968 8954
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.73% 13.66% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4004 3592 3943
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 472 682
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%

SMTP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SMTP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SMTP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SMTP
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SMTP within the UK.

SMTP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SMTP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SMTP within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

SMTP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SMTP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SMTP within the UK.

SMTP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SMTP
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -51 103 £375 +15.38% 45
London -12 36 £363 +11.53% 19
South East -19 23 £375 +0.10% 16
Gloucestershire +9 22 £390 - 4
South West -6 22 £390 - 4
Gloucester +7 20 £390 -
East of England -21 11 £300 +33.33% 2
Hampshire - 11 £375 - 3
Berkshire -3 10 - - 7
City of London 0 9 £275 -15.38% 3
West Midlands -14 8 £300 -1.63% 1
Reading +8 7 - - 6
Edinburgh -17 3 £210 -
Scotland -21 3 £210 -
Yorkshire +9 2 £363 +45.00% 2
South Yorkshire - 2 £363 -
Bracknell +9 1 - -
Camberley +4 1 £460 +15.72%
Hertfordshire -5 1 - - 2
Cheshire -11 1 £225 -30.76%
Surrey -18 1 £460 +22.66% 1
North West -24 1 £225 -10.71% 2
East Sussex - 1 £123 - 1
Barnsley - 1 £275 -
Basingstoke - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Guildford - - - -
Harrogate - - - -
Haywards Heath - - - -
Inverness - - - -

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SMTP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SMTP.

1 97 (41.99%) DNS
2 85 (36.80%) Windows
3 80 (34.63%) Microsoft
4 79 (34.20%) Perl
5 73 (31.60%) MS Exchange
6 71 (30.74%) HTTP
7 63 (27.27%) Active Directory
8 59 (25.54%) Linux
9 56 (24.24%) TCP/IP
10 55 (23.81%) Firewall
10 55 (23.81%) VMware
11 54 (23.38%) UNIX
12 52 (22.51%) Internet
13 51 (22.08%) Cisco
13 51 (22.08%) Security Cleared
14 48 (20.78%) Windows Server 2008
15 44 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
16 41 (17.75%) IIS
17 39 (16.88%) LDAP
17 39 (16.88%) SSL
18 36 (15.58%) Oracle
18 36 (15.58%) PowerShell
18 36 (15.58%) F5
19 35 (15.15%) WAN
20 33 (14.29%) SC Cleared
21 32 (13.85%) X.400
22 31 (13.42%) ITIL
23 30 (12.99%) MS Excel
24 29 (12.55%) Windows Server 2003
25 28 (12.12%) SQL

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SMTP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SMTP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 73 (31.60%) MS Exchange
2 41 (17.75%) IIS
3 25 (10.82%) Apache
3 25 (10.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 25 (10.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (8.66%) Exchange Server 2003
5 18 (7.79%) SharePoint
6 12 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2007
7 11 (4.76%) IBM Notes
8 10 (4.33%) WebSphere
9 9 (3.90%) WebLogic
10 6 (2.60%) Lotus Domino
10 6 (2.60%) Tomcat
10 6 (2.60%) Lync
11 5 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
14 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 5.5
14 1 (0.43%) Drupal
Applications
1 30 (12.99%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.90%) MS Office
3 8 (3.46%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.43%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.73%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.30%) Office 365
2 3 (1.30%) GitHub
3 2 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.87%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.43%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.43%) IBM SmartCloud
4 1 (0.43%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 97 (41.99%) DNS
2 71 (30.74%) HTTP
3 56 (24.24%) TCP/IP
4 55 (23.81%) Firewall
5 52 (22.51%) Internet
6 39 (16.88%) SSL
6 39 (16.88%) LDAP
7 35 (15.15%) WAN
8 32 (13.85%) X.400
9 27 (11.69%) DHCP
10 25 (10.82%) FTP
11 24 (10.39%) SNMP
12 23 (9.96%) X.500
13 22 (9.52%) SAN
14 21 (9.09%) VPN
15 20 (8.66%) LAN
16 18 (7.79%) SSH
17 17 (7.36%) IMAP
17 17 (7.36%) NAS
18 15 (6.49%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (8.66%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.76%) MySQL
3 8 (3.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (3.46%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (1.73%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.30%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.87%) Redis
6 2 (0.87%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.43%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.43%) Big Data
7 1 (0.43%) MarkLogic
7 1 (0.43%) Spotfire
7 1 (0.43%) QlikView
7 1 (0.43%) IDOL
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (0.43%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (1.73%) Subversion
1 4 (1.73%) Redmine
2 2 (0.87%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.87%) Cucumber
2 2 (0.87%) Selenium
3 1 (0.43%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.43%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.43%) Ant
3 1 (0.43%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.43%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.43%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.43%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.43%) Hudson
3 1 (0.43%) Maven
3 1 (0.43%) Trac
General
1 23 (9.96%) Finance
2 18 (7.79%) Military
3 15 (6.49%) Telecoms
4 13 (5.63%) Banking
5 5 (2.16%) Publishing
6 4 (1.73%) Legal
7 3 (1.30%) Retail
8 2 (0.87%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.87%) Back Office
9 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.43%) Automotive
9 1 (0.43%) Advertising
9 1 (0.43%) Games
9 1 (0.43%) Billing
9 1 (0.43%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 40 (17.32%) Developer
2 39 (16.88%) Administrator
3 27 (11.69%) Systems Administrator
4 26 (11.26%) Messaging Engineer
5 25 (10.82%) Linux Administrator
6 23 (9.96%) Analyst
7 20 (8.66%) Consultant
8 19 (8.23%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 13 (5.63%) Network Engineer
10 10 (4.33%) Messaging Consultant
11 8 (3.46%) Design Engineer
12 7 (3.03%) Support Analyst
12 7 (3.03%) Architect
12 7 (3.03%) UNIX Administrator
13 6 (2.60%) Infrastructure Consultant
13 6 (2.60%) Python Developer
13 6 (2.60%) Build Engineer
14 5 (2.16%) Designer
14 5 (2.16%) Technical Analyst
14 5 (2.16%) Perl Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (11.69%) HTML
2 21 (9.09%) CSS
3 20 (8.66%) HTML5
4 19 (8.23%) CSS3
5 18 (7.79%) jQuery
6 17 (7.36%) .NET
7 15 (6.49%) OAuth
7 15 (6.49%) OpenID
8 10 (4.33%) XML
9 8 (3.46%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 6 (2.60%) Web Services
11 5 (2.16%) FIX Protocol
11 5 (2.16%) J2EE
11 5 (2.16%) CPAN
12 4 (1.73%) CORBA
13 3 (1.30%) LAMP
13 3 (1.30%) Spring
13 3 (1.30%) JDBC
13 3 (1.30%) RESTful
13 3 (1.30%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.96%) Blackberry
2 22 (9.52%) Open Source
3 20 (8.66%) Management Information System
4 12 (5.19%) PKI
5 10 (4.33%) Replication
5 10 (4.33%) Computer Science
5 10 (4.33%) Clustering
6 8 (3.46%) Mainframe
7 6 (2.60%) CESG
7 6 (2.60%) Cryptography
8 4 (1.73%) Statistics
9 2 (0.87%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.87%) NHS
9 2 (0.87%) FMCG
10 1 (0.43%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.43%) Neural Network
10 1 (0.43%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.43%) Applied Mathematics
10 1 (0.43%) Life Science
10 1 (0.43%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 85 (36.80%) Windows
2 59 (25.54%) Linux
3 54 (23.38%) UNIX
4 48 (20.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (12.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (3.90%) Solaris
6 9 (3.90%) CentOS
6 9 (3.90%) Windows 7
7 7 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (2.60%) Ubuntu
9 4 (1.73%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.73%) Debian
9 4 (1.73%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.43%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.43%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (13.42%) ITIL
2 20 (8.66%) Change Management
2 20 (8.66%) Migration
3 17 (7.36%) Load Balancing
4 13 (5.63%) Capacity Planning
5 8 (3.46%) Integration Testing
5 8 (3.46%) Scrum
5 8 (3.46%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (3.46%) TDD
5 8 (3.46%) Information Management
5 8 (3.46%) Server Monitoring
6 7 (3.03%) Workflow
6 7 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (3.03%) Waterfall
6 7 (3.03%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (2.60%) Incident Management
7 6 (2.60%) Problem Management
7 6 (2.60%) Unit Testing
7 6 (2.60%) Fault Management
7 6 (2.60%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 79 (34.20%) Perl
2 36 (15.58%) PowerShell
3 28 (12.12%) SQL
4 21 (9.09%) Java
5 19 (8.23%) Shell Script
6 17 (7.36%) Bash Shell
7 16 (6.93%) PHP
8 15 (6.49%) Python
8 15 (6.49%) Tcl
9 11 (4.76%) VBScript
9 11 (4.76%) C
10 9 (3.90%) VB
11 8 (3.46%) Ruby
12 7 (3.03%) REXX
13 6 (2.60%) JavaScript
14 3 (1.30%) C#
14 3 (1.30%) Korn
15 2 (0.87%) KiXtart
16 1 (0.43%) XPath
16 1 (0.43%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 51 (22.08%) Security Cleared
2 33 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 20 (8.66%) MCSE
3 20 (8.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (8.23%) Degree
5 17 (7.36%) DV Cleared
6 14 (6.06%) CCENT
6 14 (6.06%) LPIC
7 7 (3.03%) MCP
8 6 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.30%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.87%) CCA
10 2 (0.87%) MCSA
10 2 (0.87%) CCNP
10 2 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.87%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 2 (0.87%) CCEE
10 2 (0.87%) CCAA
11 1 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.43%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.49%) QA
2 8 (3.46%) SLA
3 2 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.43%) COBIT
4 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 63 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 44 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (10.82%) Squid
4 17 (7.36%) qmail
5 16 (6.93%) Sendmail
6 12 (5.19%) NFS
6 12 (5.19%) ISA Server
7 11 (4.76%) Forefront TMG
8 10 (4.33%) VMware ESX
9 9 (3.90%) vSphere
10 8 (3.46%) Terminal Services
11 4 (1.73%) ProxySG
11 4 (1.73%) XenApp
11 4 (1.73%) Hyper-V
12 3 (1.30%) XenServer
12 3 (1.30%) Dovecot
12 3 (1.30%) KVM
12 3 (1.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.87%) UAG
13 2 (0.87%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (6.49%) Zenoss
1 15 (6.49%) OpenSSO
1 15 (6.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 11 (4.76%) SCOM
2 11 (4.76%) MAILsweeper
3 9 (3.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 8 (3.46%) Tivoli
5 5 (2.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (2.16%) Nagios
5 5 (2.16%) Puppet
6 4 (1.73%) HAProxy
6 4 (1.73%) Netcool
7 3 (1.30%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.43%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.43%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.43%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.43%) Ansible
9 1 (0.43%) OpenView
Vendors
1 80 (34.63%) Microsoft
2 55 (23.81%) VMware
3 51 (22.08%) Cisco
4 36 (15.58%) Oracle
4 36 (15.58%) F5
5 23 (9.96%) Citrix
6 22 (9.52%) Clearswift
7 21 (9.09%) Juniper
8 16 (6.93%) Red Hat
8 16 (6.93%) Symantec
9 14 (6.06%) CheckPoint
9 14 (6.06%) Lotus
10 12 (5.19%) HP
10 12 (5.19%) NetApp
11 11 (4.76%) Open Text
11 11 (4.76%) RightFax
12 10 (4.33%) Websense
13 8 (3.46%) Nintex
14 7 (3.03%) ICL
14 7 (3.03%) IBM
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